WESTERN COLLECTION: “Custer’s Crow Scout ‘Curley'” (1885)

Curley, Custer’s Crow Scout: Albumen Cabinet Photograph by D. F. Barry, Circa 1885. Curley (Ashishishe), one of the Crow (Apsaalooke) scouts assigned to Custer during the Sioux Wars. He is wearing traditional fur-wrapped braids, a tiered shell necklace, and an intent expression. Curley scouted for the Seventh Cavalry during the Little Bighorn expedition and was […]

DETROIT PUBLISHING COLLECTION: “New York City” (1890-1910)

New York, N.Y., Harbor, Statue of Liberty City Hall and Park, New York A street haberdashery, New York Manhattan entrance to Brooklyn Bridge, New York Knickerbocker Trust Building, New York On the beach at Rockaway, N.Y. During a performance at Hammerstein’s Paradise Gardens, New York New York, N.Y., curb market, Broad Street New York Public […]

DETROIT PUBLISHING COLLECTION: “New Orleans, LA.” (1890-1910)

Avenue of live oaks, Audubon Park, New Orleans, La. Scottish Rite Cathedral, New Orleans, La. New Orleans, La., Mardi Gras Day, the “Red” Pageant. Oyster luggers at the levee, New Orleans. French Market, New Orleans, La. Charcoal boats in Old Basin, New Orleans, La. Southern Pacific Railroad transfer boat carrier, New Orleans, La. Good Friday […]

INJURY COLLECTION: “The Peg Leg Department”

The Peg Leg Department of the Surgical Appliances Association in London, allied with the American Red Cross, where all splints and similar appliances for American soldiers on this side of the water are made. The workers are all women, who have become highly skilled in their unique war work. They supply both the American and […]

Civil War – “Gunshot Fracture of Scapula” (1865)

ANDERSON, JOHN GUNSHOT FRACTURE OF SCAPULA. PVT C 207th PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS Battle of FORT DAMNATION, VA 2 APR 1865 Dr RB BONTECOU, HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, WASH. DC. See also CP 61 BOUND IN AMM, VOL. 7. HISTORY ON VERSO. CIVIL WAR

Gunshot Fracture and Excision of Elbow Joint (1865)

PILGRIM, FREDERICK GUNSHOT FRACTURE AND EXCISION OF ELBOW JOINT. PVT Company D 8th New York CAVALRY Battle of DINWIDDIE Court House, VA 1 APR 1865 Dr RB BONTECOU, HAREWOOD HOSPITAL, WASH. DC. See also CP 379, 991-3 BOUND IN AMM, VOL. 7. HISTORY ON FRONT OF CP 993. CIVIL WAR, GANGRENE Otis Historical Archives National […]

Dead Confederate Soldiers (1863)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Confederate soldiers as they fell near the center of the battlefield. Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer.

Hanging the Conspirators (1865)

Washington, D.C. Hanging hooded bodies of the four conspirators; crowd departing. Washington, D.C. Gen. John F. Hartranft and staff, responsible for securing the conspirators at the Arsenal. Washington, D.C. Coffins and open graves ready for the conspirators’ bodies at right of scaffold.

SOLOMON D. BUTCHER COLLECTION: “The Chrisman Sisters” (1886)

The Chrisman sisters, 1886. Lizzie Chrisman filed the first of the sisters’ homestead claims in 1887. Lutie Chrisman filed the following year. The other two sisters, Jennie Ruth and Hattie, had to wait until they came of age to file. They both filed in 1892.

White Slave (1859)

American location unknown, ca. 1859. Stereoview of a scene from a minstrel show entitled White Slave, United States.